How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ a lot depending on many factors. These variables usually fall into a few categories:
- Lifestyle Factors:
- The health conditions of the home's inhabitants (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings)
- How the inhabitants "feel" comfortable (preference to cooler or warmer temperatures)
- Hobbies and activities happening inside the house (musical instruments, crafts, wine)
Building and Environmental Factors:
- The number, type, and size of windows present, the direction the home faces, and age of the home
- Design of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and quantity of insulation present
- Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding setting including regular humidity, nearby industries, available land, and codes required
- Utilities desired or available; solar, geothermal, gas, electric, LP, oil
Contractor Risk Factors:
- Contractor licensing, insurance, bonding, and financial stability
- Legality, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the heating and cooling systems
- Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and commitment to customer priorities)
All of these aspects and more help to decide the type, size, and level of work required to correctly heat and cool a home, which normally goes into the price of the new system.
What Can You Expect to Pay?
Ranch or Smaller Residence
Up to 2000 square feet
1 or 1.5 Story
$40-$250 per month with approved financing, or $6,000 - $15,000
Average Suburban Home
2000-3500 square feet
$100-$500/month with approved financing, or $8,000 - $25,000
3500+ square feet
Various levels or highly custom
$250+ per month with approved financing, or $18,000 - $60,000+
Potential pricing may vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance and installation of equipment and duct system.
Since every home’s heating and cooling system must be totally custom created and installed, it is very tough for reputable contractors like Winnipeg Supply Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without knowing all the factors on-site that can be found during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend wide ranges of the possible HVAC system price based on the basic size of a home that isn’t yet 30 years old. It’s important to note that, even the price ranges above could vary much more, contingent on all the factors and circumstances of a particular home and homeowner.
How HVAC Systems Are Priced by the Manufacturer (MSRP)
Central heating and cooling systems are like vehicle classes. Systems normally fall into large (and sometimes inaccurate) ranges of "economy", "mid-level", and "premium". However, because every homeowner is distinct, each new heating and cooling system is manually installed, and because of all the prior factors we discussed, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be equated to selecting vehicle "Options."
Home Comfort Options
Home comfort Options include size and efficiency, and also include air quality control, such as the efficiency of air cleaners and air filters. Air quality control systems are essential for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory issues, or climate control issues that necessitate humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a big part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big choice of mobile and Wi-Fi options now exist.
Other home comfort possibilities include adding the required amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system works efficiently. Some choices can be added as a package, but quite a few of these choices must be determined through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we have.
All of these options should be through through very carefully, since the best air conditioner or furnace can’t correctly control the comfort of the home if the duct work, attic insulation, or air filter is insufficient for the home and its inhabitants. To read more or get your free Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your unique new system estimate, call 204-800-0613 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".